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  1. Ian, Live close to Killykeen forest and fished most of the local venues, I have drunk in the Anglers rest but usually closer to home, (well I used to pre covid)
  2. Hi Mick, is that a Sligo accent ? ☘️ We discussed Vintage Tax/Insurance a week or two back. Welcome from a Cavan man.
  3. I have to wade through winter floods nearly every year. A muff certainly keeps the small floating debris out the radiator. Might be wishful thinking but it seems to help pushing/forming a bow wave.
  4. I never found WD that good as a releasing fluid. After a lifetime in oil refineries with plant in extreme weather, temp and pressures, “Penol” was the go to releasing agent. You might want to try it next time.
  5. Thanks Blanco, I had not heard about parcel wizard so I'm looking them up too.
  6. Hi Blanco. Don’t know if its practical/available for you but I use Parcelmotel. Saved me a fortune from the likes of Ebay when its free postage to a uk address, then €4 delivery to a Parcelmotel locker. If you close to a Parcelmotel locker its ideal.
  7. Mine needed adjusting after a few weeks. Its been fine since, approx. a year of normal mileage and some off road. It may be in the first weeks the ball/grease bedded down and then fine after the adjustment. Possibly some else has had longer usage and could rate the unit.
  8. Worked out fine for me, https://gwynlewis4x4.co.uk/product/a-frame-ball-joint-greasable-adjustable-in-housing/ Might be of interest too... https://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/105541-adjustable-ball-joint/?tab=comments#comment-938612
  9. Here it is a country wide closure for cars,commercial and I believe HGV testing. By goverment agreement insurance continues to be valid providing the vehicle is safe to drive.
  10. Are MOT test stations still open? In Ireland the equivalent testing is postponed due to the virus.
  11. Thanks Mutley for the run through/advice/hints, all taken on board and thread saved. The hole is small so no danger in leaving a few months until the sun shines. I’ll certainly go galvanised. Dampers are only a couple of years old so I shouldn’t suffer your frustration and need to decimate the local mammals.. 🤣 🤣
  12. Thanks lads, big help. Weather here is typically Irish so I’ll leave this job for a month or two, I’m getting old and soft !! So back to Mutley for his updates....
  13. Serendipity, Just found a hole in one turret so looks like I’ll be following your lead and thread.
  14. You could put a double batten to give a more secure end fixing of cladding.
  15. This might help you, plus the links within the article https://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/102833-door-leak/?tab=comments#comment-906013
  16. As well as being mesmerising, what a great educational tool.
  17. Something like THESE ?? I found them very good for draught proofing the top of a roller door as well.
  18. This is bound to happen to me sooner or later so I’ll ask the daft question now... Is it practical to galvanise a new one. Also bear in mind they can rust from the inside aswell.
  19. Like you, the years limit me as to what spaces I can get into, but more importantly out of.. I thought the peen would be stronger so good to know bit of force is all that’s needed. Snaggers simple idea sounds easy, I haven’t looked yet but guess it would only need to be a couple of inches square. Adjust it from underneath and from above use the equivalent of a centre pop to make a peened indent. Thanks guys.
  20. Serendipity, Just having the same issue, pumped some grease in which quietened it down for now. How did you “unpeen” the indentation the first time you adjusted it? Did you have to remove the ball joint? I like your idea and as mine needs adjusting it would be a good time copy your idea for the future, thanks..
  21. Just some extra info. for you... https://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/102716-rear-chassis-cross-member-replacement-from-where/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-929188 Cost for removing, welding in place, wiring, waxoiling inside and out €400
  22. I took an interest in this thread knowing I needed to replace the rear x member. So an update in case it helps other searchers. I ordered a heave duty galvanised one with extensions from DDSmetal. Ordered on a Tuesday and arrived at my home in Ireland on the Thursday. I’m not an expert or rivet counter but I thought it was good quality and finish. Neither am I up to this kind of welding, so took it to a fabrication shop. I picked her up today and well pleased with the end result. The welder didn’t have any problems with the fitting, everything lined up. Just a bit of faffing with cutting the chassis at the right point to fit the extension.
  23. Assuming you still have the “contaminated” fuel left in the 1st tank you could get Customs involved. I used to work at an oil refinery and you would be amazed at the power of custom when they think something is amiss with products from refinery to petrol pump. Protecting their revenue! Maybe keep a sample then flush out your tank. Just in case of laundering you’ll be squeaky clean.
  24. Just replaced mine, an hours job for both sides. If you take away labour cost I’d guess yours may have come out of a blue box which may determine their life expectancy.
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